It is my pleasure to introduce to you our pilot issue of "The Parishioner." As we all continue to experience the results of the COVID-19 outbreak, one of the main challenges for many parishes across the country has been the lack of interaction among parishioners. Sadly, opportunities to engage have been put on hold, and people feel a sense of isolation and miss simple joys, like sharing family and personal news with each other at our weekly luncheons. Others are interested in getting to know their fellow parishioners better and to learn about their stories and achievements. All in all, we decided to launch a new way for our parishioners to share their news and stories and offer their services to each other. This is a creative experiment, and we sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading this our first issue. Naturally, to improve the newsletter, we would greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions, which you can send to the editing team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archpriest Victor Potapov